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Sunday, July 3, 2011


Here is a nice recipe of groundnut or peanut chutney to serve with breakfast items like idlis, dosas and uttapams..

Groundnuts........... 1 cup
Onions.................... 2 large
Cumin Seeds.......... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies...... 4-5
Curry leaves.......... 1 sprig
Tomatoes............... 2 sm
Tamarind Paste.... 1 tsp to 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering:
Mustard seeds ....... 1 tsp.
Dry red chillies....... 2 (broken)
Curry leaves ......... 1 sprig
Asafoetida (hing).... a pinch

1. Heat 2 tbsp oil and deep fry roasted n peeled groundnuts until light brown. Drain and keep aside.
2. In the same oil, crackle cumin seeds, add curry leaves, dry red chillies, and hing. Then add the finely sliced onions and fry until light brown.
3. Add salt, tomatoes and stir until tomatoes are tender.
4. Remove from fire & keep to cool.
5. Transfer into a mixie and add tamarind paste. Grind to a fine consistency using a little water.

You may add 2 pods of garlic while frying onions.
Also, another tempering of fried onions maybe added before serving.
You may also use about 6-8 green chillies instead of the dry red chillies.

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  1. Lovely chutney .Wounderful to have it with dosas and idli.

  2. yummy and love to have with idlis.....

  3. Chutney looks superb - Super YUM thadka-d look :)

  4. This is my favourite chutney, perfect with idli's or dosa. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  5. the chutney looks delicious,perfect with idli/dosas ! thnk u so much shobha for visiting and following my blog,will really appreciate if u send some entries for my event :)

  6. I have never made groundnut chutney, I will book mark and try the recipe. It lloks delicious.


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